Extending Windows Machine to include the fields from Inventory

After you create the entity Inventory and extend it from the Windows Machine asset type, you must now include the Inventory fields to the Windows Machine asset type.

Use the Extend existing asset type option on the Schema Manager view to include the Inventory fields to the Windows Machine.

To extend the Windows Machine to include the fields from Inventory

  1. Go to Settings > Schema Manager.

  2. Select Extend existing asset type.

  3. In the Select Asset Type panel, select Windows Machine and click Next.

    The primary, mandatory, and optional fields for the selected asset type are displayed.

  4. In the Select Optional Fields panel, Select Include referenced entities and select Inventory from the list of entities.

  5. Select Vendor Name, Address of Vendor, and Date/Time of Contract Expiry from the Available fields column. Use the Add icon to add the fields to the Selected fields column.

    Click Next.

    See About referenced entity fields.

  6. In the Customize Field Attributes panel, check Is field part of job for all the three fields and mark them editable.

    When you extend an existing asset type, you can only add the optional fields. The optional fields are not required for data collection. You can explicitly mark the field to include in the data collection job.

    Click Next.

  7. In the Add External Fields panel, click Next.

  8. In the Summary panel, review the selections that you made for the custom asset type and click Finish.

  9. Close the Control Compliance Suite Console, restart the Symantec Application Server Service and relaunch the Control Compliance Suite Console.

    Now you have the predefined asset type, Windows Machine with the new fields from the entity, Inventory. You can now use the default data collector or the CSV data collector to import the information about the Inventory fields. The extended Windows Machine asset type can be used like any other predefined asset type for asset import.

    To import the data for the newly added fields, you must create a CSV file with the following format:


After you create a CSV file, share the file, and specify the share path in the CSV settings, you can perform an asset import for the new fields.

More Information

Configuring the CSV data collector

Importing assets